Dear uni, you’re too dear
IF you thought uni degrees in this formerly clever country of ours are expensive, stop reading right now.
It’s interesting that our clever country first became clever by having free tertiary education, and now the people from the generation who got those free educations are making the funding decisions to make degrees more expensive than ever before.
The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) is forecasting the overall cost of a university education for students who rent will jump 29 per cent in the next decade, with a 23 per cent rise for students who live at home while studying.
ASG considered a range of variables to determine the total estimated cost of Australia’s most popular degrees including course fees, rent, transport, food, computers, study placements and extra-curricular activities.
Frightening stuff when you consider that Dubbo has such limited uni courses available that so many young people have to leave town